CIVICS

Unemployment compensation

Unemployment Compensation law: an overview

Unemployment insurance provides workers, whose jobs have been terminated through no fault of their own, monetary payments for a given period of time or until they find a new job. Unemployment payments are...

unemployment insurance (UI)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA joint state and federal program that provides some wage replacement for up to 26 weeks to employees who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Most employees who are laid off or fired may...

Unified estate and gift tax

Unified estate and gift tax refers to the tax system which combined the applicable exclusion amount and other parts of estate and gift taxes by the 2010 Tax Relief Act. Prior to this bill, estate and gift taxes received different individual...

Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA uniform law adopted by every state that governs organ and body donations. It covers such matters as how anatomical gifts can be made and offers a suggested form for making donations. It also provides a...

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA law in every state that determines which court has jurisdiction over custody matters involving children--in other words, where a custody action can be brought if the children have lived in different...

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

A uniform act that, as of September 11, 2009, has been adopted by every state except Massachusetts and Vermont and is the vehicle through which foreign child custody judgments are enforced. The act is designed to prevent jurisdictional forum shopping...

Uniform Code of Military Justice

A federal code governing the conduct and trial procedures for U.S. military personnel. See 10 U.S.C. Ch. 47.

Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA uniform law, adopted by many states, that allows an adult to give money or securities to a child but have the assets managed by someone of the donor's choosing, called a custodian. The gift is made...

uniform law

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA law written by legal scholars and adopted (often with modifications) by individual states.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Unincorporated

Not incorporated. Specifically -

1. A organization that has not been formed into a legal corporation.

2. Not combined or mixed with something else. Thus, in constitutional law, an unincorporated amendment of the U.S. Constitution is...

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